Images from my travels across North America interspersed with ramblings about my current interests. Highlights include images from the Appalachian Trail,Pacific Crest Trail,John Muir Trail,CA State Parks, Yosemite NP,Lassen NP,Tahoe, Reno Great Balloon Race, San Francisco, Santa Cruz, Grass Valley, Nevada City, Night Sky, Astrophotography, Landscape Photography, Wild horses,Draft Horses, PBR and Rodeo, my favorite places and random subjects I find while exploring the road less traveled.
Independence Trail, South Yuba River State Park, July 7, 2011
The historic Excelsior Canal has been adapted to carry wheelchairs and hikers across the Independence Trail. The trail has 2.5 miles of well shaded gradual level walkway suitable for hikers, strollers, seniors with limited mobility, and to those in wheelchairs. Highlighting the west side of the trail, is a waterfall one mile from the entrance. A switchback ramp from Flume 28 (520 feet long) goes down to the waterfall and the swirling waters of Rush Creek. Also featured on the west side is an overlook of the Yuba River, surrounded by canyon flora. The East Trail features cliff-hanging flumes, more views of the river and foothill landscapes. There are miles of trails that continue off of this one but they are not wheelchair accessible. This area is known for ticks so take precautions and check for ticks.
Flumes along west side of trail
Tunnel under rock on east side of trail
Yuba River from Jones Bar spur trail (not wheelchair accessible)